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MMA Standing Self Defense Moves : How to Sprawl to Defend Against a Standing Takedown

MMA Standing Self Defense Moves : How to Sprawl to Defend Against a Standing Takedown


JASON JEANETTE: Hi. I’m Jason Jeanette. This
is Daniel Klapheke from Elite Martial Arts of Middle Tennessee for Expert Village. DANIEL
KLAPHEKE: This is one variation of a sprawl from a takedown attempt. All right, in this
situation, we’re going to assume that my opponent has some wrestling background, maybe in college
or high school he wrestles, so he wants to get me to the ground. What he’s going to do
is, is he’s going to shoot in, most of them are just like any other tackle. He’s going
to try to put his shoulder against my hip, leg, and his arms around my legs to try to
throw me down. So, my first concern is to get my legs where he can’t get a hold of them.
So as he shoots in, I’m going to throw my knees and feet way up try to catch the back
of his head here. This will drive him maybe to his knees or even to his stomach which
we do a different variation. From here, in a cage fight, I wouldn’t be allowed to knee
him but on a street fight, that’s all I’m going to do. Just throw hard knees, maybe
follow up one more kick, and then cover up.

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32 thoughts on “MMA Standing Self Defense Moves : How to Sprawl to Defend Against a Standing Takedown

  1. What about if your opponent has a strong back and doesn't change elevation (doesnt drop the knee). Its a different story.

  2. This is a terrible Sprawl. The idea is no to get your hip away but your legs. Throwing your hip into him is what knocks him off his center of ballance and forces your weigh onto his head knocking off there track to lift you Rather making there force more curved. Poor Technique

  3. That is a common move in brazilian jiujitsu, and it's far better to sprawl. Getting that guillotine in tight is very difficult. Unless you practice that move and train often, it won't work.

  4. I think the name of this video is wrong. I mean yeh hes showing illegal moves in most companies of mma… But if someone tries to shoot on someone it would seem to me like a pre arranged fight where the 2 people start at a distance and fight like its a match. Therefor its not selfe defence but just no rules fighting. if its self defence and someone is stupid enough to treat it like a wrestling or mma match then there are better things to do than just act the same as you would in an mma fight

  5. you completely misunderstood what i was saying. this isnt self defence because its for matched fighting and not just if someone attacks you… because this doesnt happen. therefore it shouldnt be called self defence. So you proved you can watch a video and read… well done 🙂 ive heard people say that downsyndrome makes it hard to write and understand but you seem to be a shining example for all those with mental disabilities

  6. YOU ARE SO STUPID! A LOT OF RUGBY PLAYERS DO THAT IN THE STREET,YOU ARE SO IGNORANT,THAT YOUR COMMENT "downsyndrome makes it hard to write and understand but you seem to be a shining example for all those with mental disabilities " MAKE SENSE ONLY TO YOU

  7. first. Capitol letters do not make you seem like you are more aggressive it just makes me think you are an idiot. Second. Rugby players do not tackle head on like this and if they do its from behind. otherwise they grab and swing the person down. Which they do not do to fight they arent idiots. You think a biug rugby player would tackle someone rather than punch the? of course not. Third… I was implying the other guy had downs in a cheeky but not serious way. Nothing to do with you. Fuck off

  8. CAPITOL LETTERS ARE MADE TO HAVING YOURS ATTENTION,SO YOU ARE WRONG.SECOND,I ALLWAYS FIGTH RUGBY PLAYERS BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY ARE TOUGH,THEY TACKLE HEAD IN THE STREETNOT ONLY IN THE FIELD,A COUPLE OF PUNCHES AND THEN THEY TACKLE,VERY SIMPLE,AND YOU ARE WRONG AGAIN ,THEY ARE IDIOTS.BUT I DONT LIKE THAT WORD,I PREFER TO SAY STUPIDS,JUST LIKE YOU.LAST," I was implying the other guy had downs in a cheeky but not serious way. " IS THE MOST STUPID THING I HAD READ.FUCK "ON" .HAHAAHAH

  9. hahaha aw man that made me laugh. And not in a "oh im above you" kinda way but that was genuinely funny haha. Fuck on wtf lol. So yeh… I cant really continue with this crazyness. I mean you obviously dont fight rugby players or anyone. Hopefully you dont because thats just silly. i think anyone reading this will understand my choice haha. Go forth and spread the love

  10. ,"Hopefully you dont because thatsjust silly" THAT MEANS YOU R SCARED OF THEM…U WILL NEVER DEFEND YOURSELF BC OFTHAT,THEY R NOT SO POWERFULL,AND I M NOT SO STUPID TO SAY I WILL FIGHT FEDOR EMELIANENKO(THE BEST OF THE WORLD ) OR PRO-MMA FIGHTERS(,"i think anyone reading this will understand my choice " NOT EVERYONE IS A PUSSY)JUST LIKE TO FIGHT RUGBIERS,I HAD LOST SOMETIMES & STILL LEARNING A LOT IN THE GYM,BUT Y OUR SCARED,I M NOT…KEEP WRITING,I LOVE IT

  11. Yeah they should probably rename it Krav Maga/MMA. Both instructors are obviously Krav instructors. But it's a great video.

  12. wow an expert village video that actually has, dare i say it, expert knowledge? lol this is a first for me

  13. normally, with a cage, we aren't allowed to knee in this position…but on the street…i'd use a Desert Eagle 😀

  14. this is a good takedown…but if u did this on the street and it went wrong..things would go bad for you VERY quickly

  15. people are forgetting that yes mma is a sport and very fun but at the end of the day its self defence such as boxing is a sport but its mainly something to teach you how to defend your self such as wrestling.

  16. I work in a bar. I had a guy think he was a UFC fighter and try and tackle me. I sprawled and pushed his head into the sidewalk and pushed his head down (control the head, control the body) while I kneed him a few times. Bad idea in a street fight. Nice vid!

  17. A good wrestler would have caught you buddy. That's a bad SPRAWL. Might work against a street punk who is an untrained fighter and does not know anything, though.

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